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Science in Public Communication, Culture, and Credibility

ISBN-10: 0306458608

ISBN-13: 9780306458606

Edition: 1998

Authors: Jane Gregory, Steve Miller

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Public understanding of science is now a subject of serious academic study. This volume offers an interdisciplinary study of science communication.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 3/21/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Steve Miller was born July 31, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the grandson of poet and radio personality Dorothea Neale. Miller graduated from Reisterstown, Maryland's Franklin Senior High School in 1968 where he learned how to make chapbooks as editor of the school's literary magazine. He later attended University of Maryland, Baltimore County sporadically through the late 60s and 70s where he was news editor and managing editor of the campus newspaper. He is Founding Curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Library's science fiction research collection. Steve is an independent publisher with an extensive background in SF fandom. Since his first publication in 1968, Steve has accumulated credits in well over 100 newspapers, magazines, journals and short stories including his work in the Liaden universe. Steve is married and lives with his wife, Sharon Lee, in Maine.

Preface
The Recent "Public Understanding of Science Movement"
Science in Public Culture
Popular Science: Friend or Foe?
Popularization, Public Understanding, and the Public Sphere
Media Issues in the Public Understanding of Science
Case Studies in Public Science
An ABC of Risk - Apples, Beef, and Comets
Science in Museums
Initiatives and Activities in the Public Understanding of Science
A Protocol for Science Communication for the Public Understanding of Science
References
Index